The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and from all over the world. Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building in 1932. Today it houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present: artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts, and Victorian toys and doll houses. Outside, a sculpture trail highlighting 10 large scale works is surrounded by 12 acres of gardens and lawns.A visit to Lyman Allyn Art Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New London vacation planner to plot your vacation.
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is particularly proud of its commitment to provide art education and cultural enrichment to the youth of our region, with over 4,000 school children visiting the Museum each year. Through our Yellow Bus Fund, the Lyman Allyn collaborates with New London and southeastern Connecticut school systems to design and present art programs based on specific
curriculum needs for students in grades pre-K through 12.
Throughout each year, the Lyman Allyn offers special programming including exhibition openings, lectures, educational opportunities, and musical events for families and the general public. Guided tours, self-guided exploration, and tours customized for a group’s needs or goals are all available. The Museum and grounds are also available for personal and corporate event rentals.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum Reviews
This small art museum is easily accessible from Hodges Square or the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London CT It is has a good collection of American Impressionism and other artwork that is ... more »
This museum is on the Ct museum trail. It abuts the Ct College for Women and the US Coast Guard Academy. The car approach from the Hartford area is somewhat confusing but signage near the Museum is a ... more »
Pretty interesting collection. We thought the Kennedy photo gallery to be particularly interesting. Cool outdoor artwork too. Went on a free admission day, but not sure if I'd ever pay to go.
I admit that I am biased, but the Lyman Allyn is a beautiful museum, with the most gorgeous exhibition featuring the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, not just his windows and lamps, but an impressive diversity of talents are on display. In the basement is a cute room for playing with younger children, although my 12 year old niece and I had a fun time having our own puppet show for ourselves. The staff is warm, and if you live in New London, the admission is free!
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